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August 8th, 2015
LINCOLN â When a police officer arrives on the scene of a crime or at a routine traffic pullover, itâs his or her job to make sure everyone on scene is safe, including the officer. Itâs also part of the job to ensure that everyone is comfortable, for the benefit of the situation.
But sometimes, no matter how good of a person that reporting officer is, it can be tough. If that driver doesnât speak English well, it might be difficult for him to communicate with the officer. Sometimes, an officer can unintentionally come off as intimidating.
WOONSOCKET â Hollywood is back in the Ocean State, this time to film another installment of âThe Purgeâ series of thrillers, and one downtown businessman says the filmmakers are taking a hard look at his convenience store as a location set.
Richard Rogers, the owner of Kwik Mart, located at 118 Main St., says representatives of the picture have visited the store twice and told him it could become âa big partâ of âThe Purge 3.â
NORTHBRIDGE â Graphic artist Nathan J. DiPerri met the love of his life at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in 2011. Three years later, he and LaSalle Academy English teacher Julianne Frega were married.
Sadly, things will never turn out so well for Romeo and Buddy, the characters they created for their old-fashioned newspaper comic strip, âMates and Dates.â
âThings will always turn out terrible for them,â says DiPerri.
DiPerri says he and his wife will make sure of it. âMates and Datesâ wouldnât be funny if they werenât pathetic â permanently.
WOONSOCKET â As promised, the City Council has filed a second lawsuit in Superior Court aimed at preventing RISE Prep Mayoral Academy from opening at One Social Street â also known as Innovation Plaza â on Aug. 31.
Papers filed in Superior Court Wednesday argue that the zoning ordinance prohibits schools from operating in an urban commercial district, or C-1 zone, the land-use classification in which Innovation Plaza is located.
BURRILLVILLE â In its first public comments since a Chicago-based company announced plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Pascoag, the Burrillville Town Council issued a formal statement Tuesday saying that while the board has little legal control over the location, land use and zoning issues associated with the project, it will âwork diligentlyâ to minimize potential negative aspects of the project.
PROVIDENCE – It still appears likely that Raymond D. “Beaver” Tempest Jr. will be eligible for bail after a Superior Court judge Tuesday rejected the state’s motion to stay, pending appeal to the Supreme Court, his July 13 ruling to vacate Tempest’s murder conviction in the 1982 death of Doreen C. Picard in Woonsocket.
Judge Daniel Procaccini has already signaled his willingness to consider releasing Tempest on home confinement, but a hearing on that matter is now set for Aug. 14.
PROVIDENCE – Labor union members clashed with environmentalists protesting Tuesday outside the Providence Chamber of Commerce building where Gov. Gina Raimondo held a press conference to announce a Chicago-based company’s plans to build the Clear River Energy Center, a state-of-the-art, natural gas-fueled power generation facility in Burrillville.
For complete story see Wednesday's print edition of The Call.
WOONSOCKET â A squirrel is being fingered as the culprit for a power outage that struck parts of Woonsocket early Wednesday evening.
The outage took place at approximately 7:45 p.m., putting a total of 6,500 customers in the dark, according to televised and published reports.
Power had been completely restored in the city by 11 p.m., according to the website of National Grid, the area's electricity supplier. The utility firm assigned extra crews to the area following reports of outages.
BURRILLVILLE â A group of town residents today picketed at the entrance of Spectra's fracked gas compressor station in Burrillville to protest construction of a proposed natural gas-fueled power generation facility in town â a prelude to what organizers say will be an even bigger demonstration at the Statehouse today, when Gov. Raimondo addresses the project.